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Bouchraya Hammoudi Bayoun

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Preceded by  Mahfoud Ali Beiba
Political party  Polisario Front
Succeeded by  Mahfoud Ali Beiba
Education  University of Havana
Preceded by  Mahfoud Ali Beiba
Name  Bouchraya Bayoun
Preceded by  Brahim Gali

Bouchraya Hammoudi Bayoun

Prime Minister  Abdelkader Taleb Omar
Succeeded by  Abdelkader Taleb Omar

Bouchraya Hammoudi Bayoun is the Polisario Front representative to Algeria, with a base in Algiers. He has been Prime Minister of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic twice.


Bouchraya was born at Dakhla in 1954. He studied Economics at the University of Havana, Cuba. He speaks Hassaniya (a variety of Arabic) & Spanish. He has held various posts in the Sahrawi government in exile. He started off his political career as the Minister of Trade and Development, when the former education minister Mohamed Lamine Ould Ahmed became the Prime Minister in December 1985.

He was selected as the Prime Minister in 1993 and served for a ywo year term. He then served as the Economic Development & Trade Minister. He subsequently became the Prime Minister again between 1999 and 2003, during which he also served as the Minister of Interior.

Bouchraya called for a renewed emphasis on United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara's mandate during his second Prime Ministerial tenure and pledged to accept the outcome of a free referendum regardless of whether the popular opinion was for integrating with Morocco. He was also critical of the new king Mohammed VI of Morocco, who he claimed was violating the rights of the Sahrawi people.

He then went on to serve as the Wali (Governor) of the Wilaya of Smara. Bouchraya was appointed as the as the POLISARIO representative for Spain in 2008 replacing Brahim Ghali, who became the representative in Algiers. When Brahim Ghali became the president of SADR, Bouchraya replaced him as the POLISARIO representative at Algiers.


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